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Keeler Women’s Center, a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., offers individual and couples counseling to uninsured women. Call 913-906-8990 for information or to do an intake and schedule an appointment.
Museum to display grim and ghastly items from files
The Wyandotte County Historical Museum, 631 N. 126th, Bonner Springs, plans to display grim and ghastly artifacts from storage from Sept. 13 to Dec. 13. Topics include the hanging tree, and Delaware Chief Ne-Con-He-Con’s cemetery stone. For more information, call 913-573-5002.
Turner Days parade to be Oct. 12
The Turner Days parade will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, on 55th Street. Turner Days runs Oct. 12 and 13, and also includes a car show, activities, entertainment and booths. More information is available at www.turnerdays.com, 913-362-5862.
‘Dining with Diabetes’ to be offered Oct. 14-Nov. 4
A series, “Dining with Diabetes,” will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 14, 21, 28 and Nov. 4 at Basehor United Methodist Church, 18660 159th St., Basehor, Kan. The classes are sponsored by the Wyandotte County Extension Service and the Leavenworth County Extension Service. Classes will include lecture, discussion and demonstrations on how to prepare meals that are healthy and tasty, while using less fat, salt, and sugar. There will be an opportunity to sample a variety of main dishes, side dishes, and desserts. There is a $25 registration fee and pre-registration is required. Registration forms are available at www.leavenworth.ksu.edu or www.wyandotte.ksu.edu. For information, call 913-299-9300.
KCKCC trustees to meet Oct. 15
The Kansas City Kansas Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, in the upper level Jewell building at KCKCC, 7250 State Ave.
Forum on Leavenworth Road area to be held Oct. 15
Ideas for the future of the Leavenworth Road area will be discussed at a community meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Trinity Community Church, 5010 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan. The host for the meeting is Unified Government Commissioner Jane Philbrook, 8th District. From 6 to 6:45 p.m. will be an open house to meet UG staff and resources, and at 6:45 p.m., a civic input forum begins. “Your Vision for Leavenworth Road” is the title of the program. Members of the public are invited to talk about what they would like to see on Leavenworth Road. Ideas could be used in future plans for the Leavenworth Road corridor.
Learn how genes play a role in cancer
Join The University of Kansas Hospital for a women’s night out and learn how genetics plays a role in the risk for breast cancer and other cancers. Dr. Maureen Sheehan, medical oncologist, will discuss how to assess and manage individual risks by understanding the significance of screening recommendations. The free event will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at The University of Kansas Cancer Center – North, 8700 N. Green Hills Road, Kansas City, Mo. Participants should wear their favorite jeans to learn fashion tips from Jennifer Niehouse, wardrobe stylist. The evening will wrap up with a replenishing meditation and relaxation series. Light refreshments will be provided. Registration is required for “How Do I Look in These Genes.” To make a reservation or obtain more information about this and other wellness programs offered by The University of Kansas Hospital: 913-588-1227 or kumed.com/bewell.
Program offered on protecting finances
“Protect Yourself Financially” will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Men and women are welcome. The program is presented in partnership with Heartland Habitat for Humanity and Wells Fargo Bank. Call 913-906-8990 to register.
UG Commission scheduled to meet Oct. 17
The Unified Government Commission is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at City Hall, Commission Chambers, lobby level, 701 N. 7th, Kansas City, Kan. The agenda may be posted in advance at www.wycokck.org.
Trucking show planned
The Heart of America Trucking Show is planned Oct. 18-19 at the Kansas Speedway, I-70 and I-435 in Kansas City, Kan. The show is presented by the Owner-Operated Independent Drivers Association.
Ghosts of Wyandotte County program at South Branch Library
All ghost hunters and paranormal enthusiasts are invited join author Janet R. Reed, along with team members from PEDRO (Paranormal Documentation and Research Organization), as they explore ghosts and ghost hunting in Wyandotte County. The program is from 7 to 8 p.m. Oct. 22 at the South Branch Library, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kan. This eerie hour-long presentation will give you valuable information and tools for your next ghost-hunting adventure. Janet R. Reed, the author of “Excelsior Springs Haunted Haven,” will also be available for questions and answers following the presentation.
Tour of haunted sites planned Oct. 25-26
A bus tour of haunted sites in Wyandotte County is planned from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 25. Because of demand, another date has been added for this tour, Oct. 26. The bus tour will start at the Wyandotte County Museum, 631 N. 126th, Bonner Springs. The hosts of the tour will be Trish Schurkamp, museum director, and Jennifer Tarwater. The cost of the tour is $20 per person. Reservations are necessary by Oct. 17 to 913-573-5002.
Trick or Treat on the Farm and Boooo Barn to be Oct. 26-27
Trick or Treat on the Farm and Boooo Barn will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 26-27 at the Ag Hall, 126th and State, Bonner Springs. The Boooo Barn is a kid-friendly haunted barn. Children may trick or treat on the Farm, through the historical buildings in Farm Town, and enjoy spooky stories, costume fashion show at 3 p.m., farming activities, hayrides, and miniature train rides. The admission charge is $5 per person, with children under 1 free. For more information, call 913-721-1075 or visit www.AgHallofFame.com.
In the garden: Fall Festival at Turner Community Library
Telling ghost stories around a bonfire will be the featured activities from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Turner Community Garden. Special guest and acclaimed storyteller Priscilla Howe will tell scary Halloween stories. There will be refreshments. The event is sponsored by the Turner Community Library and Turner Community Garden. To register, call 913-596-1404.
Donnelly Dash planned
The eighth annual Donnelly Dash, a 5K run-walk and one-mile family run, is scheduled Nov. 9. Proceeds will go toward the Donnelly College nursing program and scholarships. The event begins at 9 a.m. Nov. 9 at the college 608 N. 18th. For more information, visit http://donnellydash.weebly.com/race-info.html.